When it comes to Jack Campbell and the Edmonton Oilers, the story for both sides is not a good one so far. Two off-seasons ago the Edmonton Oilers signed the, at the time, biggest free agent goalie available that offseason. The deal was the first deal announced on free agent day and it appeared to solve the Oilers goaltending woes.
Fast forward two years and that signing has done anything but solve the goaltending woes. If anything it is the goaltending woe. Campbell so far this season has not been good. He has struggled so much that he is no longer in the NHL.
Now he did have a couple of good runs while with the Oilers, but recently the is no doubt that he is not worth the $5 million the Edmonton Oilers signed him for. Plus his stint in the AHL is proving that perhaps he may not bounce back.
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What does this mean for the Edmonton Oilers?
The main thing that this means for the Oilers is that they are going to have to figure out what they are going to do moving forward. Are they going to keep him in the minors for the rest of the season? Maybe. But some plan needs to be in the works moving forward.
I feel bad for Campbell as a person, in the past he has shown that he can play well, but right now it seems he can’t get out of his way.
In this article, I have put together a list of the three most likely outcomes of the Edmonton Oilers and Jack Campbell saga.